Tag: folk

Joey Harkum – Sick And Tired

     Folk artist Joey Harkum is poised to release his third full-length LP Salt and Tar,  sometime this spring. While Sick And Tired (seen/heard here) will appear on that LP, the song dates back to 2008 when Joey was writing and singing music with The Pasadena Band. That said, while the song maintains the lyrics and melody, the style of playing is much different here, as are the vocals from Joey. His voice has gained a rich, natural, falsetto since those early days with…

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The Black Feathers – 3 Stars (and a country song)

     The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, play a countrified folk, influenced by a number of other genres, including indie-rock, and this is by no means their first appearance on Vodka. In fact, I’ve been following the duo since nearly the beginning of their career together. So what is a video single from nearly 2 and a half years ago doing in the new posts you ask? Well, the answer is that The Black Feathers are currently crowdfunding…

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Niall McNamee – All I Need

     Steeped in traditional Irish folk songs, sprinkled with popular music flourishes, and peppered with the experience that comes from being a self-taught musician, singer-songwriter, Niall McNamee covers the world of war-torn relationships in the single All I Need (seen/heard here). When a man lies dying, his life flashes before him. The protagonist sits in a pub with all his mates, sharing last goodbyes before heading off to war.  It’s about the senseless loss of life that war brings, about…

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Charm of Finches – Concentrate on Breathing

     New to Vodka, Charm Of Finches, provide beautiful two-part harmonies, sung as equal parts which ends up sounding like a chorus. The artists closest to having harmonies and beautiful melodies like this were Lily and Madeleine which appeared on Vodka back in 2013 when they debuted, and then disappeared off the face of the earth in 2015. Made up of two sisters, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, the Australian duo breathe new life into melody-driven folk-pop.  Concentrate On Breathing (seen/heard here), off the duo’s recently released LP, Wonderful…

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Maygen & The Birdwatcher – Antidote

     New to Vodka, Maygen & The Birdwatcher present a beautiful blend between folk stories and styles, with nods to both bluegrass and country thrown in for good measure. Enter Antidote (seen/heard here), from the band’s recent long-player Moonshine (October 2021), which is a different twist on the classic love song.  Lyrically, Antidote highlights the stubborn self-sufficiency of the protagonist, which is just fine with their status alone and in control, until someone comes along with the tools to crack open the protective shell: “It’s always been my way, or no…

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